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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231267/accuracy-of-optical-biometry-combined-with-placido-disc-corneal-topography-for-intraocular-lens-power-calculation
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Giacomo Savini, Kenneth J Hoffer, Piero Barboni, Nicole Balducci, Domenico Schiano-Lomoriello, Pietro Ducoli
PURPOSE: To investigate the accuracy of a new optical biometer for intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation in eyes undergoing cataract surgery. METHODS: Consecutive eyes of patients undergoing cataract surgery with the same IOL model were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. Axial length (AL) and corneal power were measured with an optical biometer based on optical low-coherence interferometry and Placido-disc corneal topography. IOL power was calculated with the Hoffer Q, Holladay 1 and SRK/T formulas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230994/artifact-free-and-detection-profile-independent-higher-order-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-for-microsecond-resolved-kinetics-1-multi-detector-and-sub-binning-approach
#2
Farshad Abdollah-Nia, Martin P Gelfand, Alan K Van Orden
Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is a powerful tool in the time-resolved analysis of non-reacting or reacting molecules in solution, based on fluorescence intensity fluctuations. However, conventional (second-order) FCS alone is insufficient to measure all parameters needed to describe a reaction or mixture, including concentrations, fluorescence brightnesses, and forward and reverse rate constants. For this purpose, correlations of higher powers of fluorescence intensity fluctuations can be calculated to yield additional information from the single-photon data stream collected in an FCS experiment...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230831/incidence-of-multiple-myeloma-among-cleanup-workers-of-the-chornobyl-accident-and-their-survival
#3
D Bazyka, N Gudzenko, I Dyagil, N Trotsiuk, E Gorokh, Z Fedorenko, V Chumak, E Bakhanova, I Ilienko, A Romanenko
: The study presents the updated data on the multiple myeloma (MM) incidence in Ukrainian cleanup workers after the Chornobyl accident and their survival. The epidemiological analysis is based on the extended follow-up period to identify new MM cases for higher statistical power and to collect additional data on the disease course and outcome for the survival analysis. The objective of the study was to analyze the MM incidence and survival in Chornobyl cleanup workers in 1996-2013 in comparison with the national MM statistical data...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230615/the-effect-of-intravenous-acetaminophen-on-postoperative-pain-and-narcotic-consumption-after-vaginal-reconstructive-surgery-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#4
Catrina C Crisp, Madiha Khan, Donna L Lambers, Lauren B Westermann, Donna M Mazloomdoost, Jennifer J Yeung, Steven D Kleeman, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of intravenous acetaminophen versus placebo on postoperative pain, satisfaction with pain control, and narcotic use after vaginal reconstructive surgery. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. Women scheduled for reconstructive surgery including vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal vault suspension were enrolled. Subjects received 1000 mg of intravenous acetaminophen or 100 mL placebo every 6 hours for 24 hours...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228696/combining-spinal-manipulation-with-standard-counseling-for-tobacco-cessation-results-of-a-feasibility-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kevin A Rose, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Gena E Kadar, Mark Losack
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial on the effectiveness of combining spinal manipulation (SM) with standard tobacco cessation counseling. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was conducted. Participants in the intervention group received 2 months of counseling plus SM delivered by doctors of chiropractic, whereas control group participants received counseling alone. Primary outcome measures were smoking decreases and 7-day smoking abstinence as measured by a tobacco diary and urinary cotinine...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228410/prediction-of-the-true-iol-position
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Sverker Norrby, Rolf Bergman, Nino Hirnschall, Yutaro Nishi, Oliver Findl
PURPOSE: To develop algorithms for preoperative estimation of the true postoperative intraocular lens (IOL) position to be used for IOL power calculation. SETTING: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. METHODS: Fifty patients were implanted randomly with a 3-piece IOL model in one eye and a 1-piece model in the other eye. Preoperatively, the IOLMaster was used to determine axial length, anterior chamber depth and mean corneal radius...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228220/-measurements-of-pulmonary-artery-size-for-assessment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-clinical-application
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Fan Yang, Dong Li, Zhenwen Yang, Zhang Zhang, Dan Wang, Tielian Yu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) often leads to dilatation of main pulmonary artery (MPA). MPA measurements can be used to predict PH. This aim of this study is to investigate power of MPA vessel indices, which are acquired from cardiovascular magnetic resonance, to evaluate PH. METHODS: Cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-determined parameters of MPA were acquired and calculated in 83 PH patients, whose diagnosis were confirmed with right heart catheterization and 49 healthy volunteers; these parameters included MPA diameter (DPA), ratio of DPA and ascending aorta diameter (DPA/DAo), max mean diameter (MDmax), min mean diameter (MDmin), fraction transverse diameter (fTD), fraction longitudinal diameter (fLD), and distensibility...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228198/lymph-node-micrometastasis-cannot-be-considered-as-positive-lymph-node-in-nonmetastatic-colorectal-cancer
#8
Kwang Dae Hong, Jun Won Um, Byung Wook Min, Woong-Bae Ji, Jung-Woo Choi, Young-Sik Kim
The prognostic value of micrometastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains controversial. The study investigated whether lymph node (LN) micrometastasis can have prognostic value in CRC as compared with macrometastasis. The study included 488 patients with curatively resected stage I, II, or III CRC treated between 2004 and 2011. Immuohistochemical staining with monoclonal antibody CAM 5.2 was performed on negative LNs by hematoxylin-eosin staining. The prognostic value of LN micrometastasis was investigated in multivariate analysis...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227936/radio-frequency-induced-heating-of-an-insulated-wire-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#9
Mikhail Kozlov, Gregor Schaefers, Mikhail Kozlov, Gregor Schaefers, Gregor Schaefers, Mikhail Kozlov
Radio frequency (RF) induced power deposition near straight insulated leads excited by different incident electrical field profiles was investigated. 3-D electromagnetic (EM) simulations were used to obtain implant models as well as RF-induced power depositions calculated as the integral of power loss density. For the investigated setups up to 400% discrepancy between the implant model predictions and EM simulation values was observed.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227746/can-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-improve-stability-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#10
P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani, A Rasooli, M Shahrokhnia, A Shahrokhi, M M Mirbagheri, P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani, A Rasooli, M Shahrokhnia, A Shahrokhi, M M Mirbagheri, A Shahrokhi, M Shahrokhnia, A Rasooli, M M Mirbagheri, P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani
We aimed to study the effects of an anti-gravity treadmill (AlterG) training on balance and postural stability in children with cerebral palsy (CP). AlterG training was performed 3 days/week for 8 weeks, with up to 45 minutes of training per session. The subject was evaluated before and after the 8-week training. The effects of training on the balance and postural stability was evaluated based on the Romberg test that was performed by using a posturography device. The parameters quantifying Center-of-Pressure (CoP) were calculated using different analytical approaches including power spectral density and principal components analyses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227298/extracting-dielectric-spectroscopic-properties-from-microwave-induced-thermoacoustic-signals
#11
Shiyu Liu, Hao Nan, Nemat Dolatsha, Amin Arbabian, Shiyu Liu, Hao Nan, Nemat Dolatsha, Amin Arbabian, Hao Nan, Nemat Dolatsha, Amin Arbabian, Shiyu Liu
Available data on the dielectric properties of biological tissue across a frequency range adds an extra degree of freedom of contrast besides the baseline structural information obtained by conventional imaging techniques. In this paper, we propose a new methodology to non-invasively extract the normalized effective conductivity of samples over a large frequency range using microwave-induced thermoacoustic (TA) signals. Additionally, a calibration approach has been adopted to remove the frequency dependency of the experimental setup errors as well as the RF power variation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227295/classification-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-from-resting-state-fmri
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Bhaskar Sen, Gail A Bernstein, Tingting Xu, Bryon A Mueller, Mindy W Schreiner, Kathryn R Cullen, Keshab K Parhi, Bhaskar Sen, Gail A Bernstein, Tingting Xu, Bryon A Mueller, Mindy W Schreiner, Kathryn R Cullen, Keshab K Parhi, Keshab K Parhi, Gail A Bernstein, Tingting Xu, Kathryn R Cullen, Bryon A Mueller, Mindy W Schreiner, Bhaskar Sen
Obssesive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious mental illness that affects the overall quality of the patients' daily lives. Accurate diagnosis of this disorder is a primary step towards effective treatment. Diagnosing OCD is a lengthy procedure that involves interviews, symptom rating scales and behavioral observation as well as the experience of a clinician. Discovering signal processing and network based biomarkers from functional magnetic resonance scans of patients may greatly assist the clinicians in their diagnostic assessments...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226921/hardware-image-assessment-for-wireless-endoscopy-capsules
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M A Khorsandi, N Karimi, S Samavi, M Hajabdollahi, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, K Najarian, M A Khorsandi, N Karimi, S Samavi, M Hajabdollahi, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, K Najarian, K Ward, S M R Soroushmehr, M Hajabdollahi, S Samavi, K Najarian, M A Khorsandi, N Karimi
Wireless capsule endoscopy is a new technology in the realm of telemedicine that has many advantages over the traditional endoscopy systems. Transmitted images should help diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Two important technical challenges for the manufacturers of these capsules are power consumption and size of the circuitry. Also, the system must be fast enough for real-time processing of image or video data. To solve this problem, many hardware designs have been proposed for implementation of the image processing unit...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226880/low-power-metabolic-equivalents-estimation-algorithm-using-adaptive-acceleration-sampling
#14
Mio Tsukahara, Motofumi Nakanishi, Shintaro Izumi, Yozaburo Nakai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Mio Tsukahara, Motofumi Nakanishi, Shintaro Izumi, Yozaburo Nakai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Shintaro Izumi, Yozaburo Nakai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Mio Tsukahara, Motofumi Nakanishi
This paper describes a proposed low-power metabolic equivalent estimation algorithm that can calculate the value of metabolic equivalents (METs) from triaxial acceleration at an adaptively changeable sampling rate. This algorithm uses four rates of 32, 16, 8 and 4 Hz. The mode of switching them is decided from synthetic acceleration. Applying this proposed algorithm to acceleration measured for 1 day, we achieved the low root mean squared error (RMSE) of calculated METs, with current consumption that was 41...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226796/sample-size-determination-for-bci-studies-how-many-subjects-and-trials
#15
Filip Melinscak, Luis Montesano, Filip Melinscak, Luis Montesano, Filip Melinscak, Luis Montesano
Sample sizes and, consequently, statistical power have a large influence on the reliability of statistical results, but they are often neglected when planning and reporting studies of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). This may be in part due to the limitations of classical power calculations, which do not apply to nested experimental designs, that are usually employed in BCI research. In this paper we introduce the methodology of simulation-based sample size determination (SSD) for the planning of BCI studies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226657/improving-test-retest-reliability-of-quantitative-electroencephalography-using-different-preprocessing-approaches
#16
Jazmin Suarez-Revelo, John Ochoa-Gomez, Jon Duque-Grajales, Jazmin Suarez-Revelo, John Ochoa-Gomez, Jon Duque-Grajales, Jon Duque-Grajales, John Ochoa-Gomez, Jazmin Suarez-Revelo
This work aims to assess the effect of preprocessing approaches over test-retest reliability of quantitative electroencephalography measurements. Two electroencephalography sessions were recorded during an eyes-closed resting state condition in 15 young healthy individuals. The second session was 4 to 6 weeks after the first one. Clean recordings were obtained from the implementation of different preprocessing approaches commonly used in the literature. We then estimated the power spectrum density, for each individual and preprocessing approach, in six frequency bands: delta, theta, alpha1, alpha2, beta, and gamma...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226629/emotion-classification-using-single-channel-scalp-eeg-recording
#17
Amir Jalilifard, Ednaldo Brigante Pizzolato, Md Kafiul Islam, Amir Jalilifard, Ednaldo Brigante Pizzolato, Md Kafiul Islam, Ednaldo Brigante Pizzolato, Amir Jalilifard, Md Kafiul Islam
Several studies have found evidence for corticolimbic Theta electroencephalographic (EEG) oscillation in the neural processing of visual stimuli perceived as fear or threatening scene. Recent studies showed that neural oscillations' patterns in Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma sub-bands play a main role in brain's emotional processing. The main goal of this study is to classify two different emotional states by means of EEG data recorded through a single-electrode EEG headset. Nineteen young subjects participated in an EEG experiment while watching a video clip that evoked three emotional states: neutral, relaxation and scary...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226623/an-efficient-k-nn-approach-for-automatic-drowsiness-detection-using-single-channel-eeg-recording
#18
Amir Jalilifard, Ednaldo Brigante Pizzolato, Amir Jalilifard, Ednaldo Brigante Pizzolato, Ednaldo Brigante Pizzolato, Amir Jalilifard
Drowsy driving is a major cause of many traffic accidents. The aim of this work is to develop an automatic drowsiness detection system using an efficient k-nearest neighbors (K-NN) algorithm. First, the distribution of power in time-frequency space was obtained using short-time Fourier transform (STFT) and then, the mean value of power during time-segments of 0.5 second was calculated for each EEG subband. In addition, standard deviation (SD) and Shanon entropy related to each time-segment were computed from time-domain...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226601/exploratory-analysis-of-nonlinear-coupling-between-eeg-global-field-power-and-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-in-free-breathing-and-breath-hold-tasks
#19
Maria Sole Morelli, Gaetano Valenza, Alberto Greco, Alberto Giannoni, Claudio Passino, Michele Emdin, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Nicola Vanello, Maria Sole Morelli, Gaetano Valenza, Alberto Greco, Alberto Giannoni, Claudio Passino, Michele Emdin, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Nicola Vanello, Maria Sole Morelli, Claudio Passino, Alberto Greco, Nicola Vanello, Gaetano Valenza, Alberto Giannoni, Michele Emdin, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo
Brain activations underlying control of breathing are not completely known. Furthermore, the coupling between neural and respiratory dynamics is usually estimated through linear correlation measures, thus totally disregarding possible underlying nonlinear interactions. To overcome these limitations, in this preliminary study we propose a nonlinear coupling analysis of simultaneous recordings of electroencephalographic (EEG) and respiratory signals at rest and after variation of carbon dioxide (CO2) level. Specifically, a CO2 increase was induced by a voluntary breath hold task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226391/closed-form-reml-estimators-and-sample-size-determination-for-mixed-effects-models-for-repeated-measures-under-monotone-missingness
#20
Yongqiang Tang
We derive the closed-form restricted maximum likelihood estimator and Kenward-Roger's variance estimator for fixed effects in the mixed effects model for repeated measures (MMRM) when the missing data pattern is monotone. As an important application of the analytic result, we present the formula for calculating the power of treatment comparison using the Wald t-test with the Kenward-Roger adjusted variance estimate in MMRM. It allows adjustment for baseline covariates without the need to specify the covariate distribution in randomized trials...
February 22, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
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